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Christmas Carol

ISBN-10: 0743477375

ISBN-13: 9780743477376

Edition: 2003

Authors: Charles Dickens

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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP The best known and best loved of Dickens's tales, A Christmas Carol is the story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who is shown the true spirit of Christmas by three ghosts. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • An introduction that gives readers important background information • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.
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Book details

List price: $3.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.